Wednesday, November 9, 2011

My farewell album

As most of you know I'm moving a long way in a few weeks. I have asked my friends, scrappers and non-scrappers, to create a small page for me about our family, our relationship with them with journaling or not (they have been asked to at least include the names of the members of their family) as well as a photo of them or us together.

I put together small page kits. I kept it to 8x8 which is not my normal size so it was do-able for everyone. Each kit included a photo mat, small paper, a journaling sticker, the Amy Tangerine camera image stamped and cut out  and another item. It was a lot of work to put it all together (well it was and it wasn't. More time than effort.) but I'm so glad I have made the effort.
I haven't received any of the pages back yet but I'm so excited to see what people come up with. I'm hoping it will be a fantastic reminder of this wonderful town we are leaving. I know it will. How can it not be? Pages made with love by those we love.

I also created a few pages with everything already adhered for those people too scared to do it however I did give people the kit with pieces positioned in a way they could use. Most of the people receiving the kits were not scrapbookers and were a little intimidated by the process.

So without further ado here are some of the page kits I created.







These are really simple to create. I would suggest if you had kids who were wanting to get into scrapbooking that this be the format you choose for them. It only requires one photo or a few smaller photos, the paper can do most of the embellishing for you and there isn't a lot of white space to fill in. Give it a go. Use a 4 1/2' x 6 1/2' photo mat, a few left over pieces of paper, somewhere to journal and some small pieces cut from your die cutting machine. Simple.

What memory projects have you created of your friends? 

14 comments:

  1. Great idea. Thanks for sharing

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  2. Thanks for visiting my blog. So, then I needed to check yours out. Sorry you have to move. But, a great idea for the memories.
    Leslee in MT

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  3. That is a really great idea! The layouts are great! Sometimes an 8x8 format can be the way to go! (I use it for December albums). Thanks for sharing! -Amanda

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  4. I'm sure this will be very special when it's complete! Can't wait to see it!!

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  5. What a wonderful idea. Good luck with the move.

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  6. such a fun idea and what a wonderful keepsake this will be.

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  7. What a great idea! Good luck on your move!

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  8. This is a really great idea! I should try to do this before our big move!

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  9. This is a great idea!! Hope your move goes smoothly!

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  10. That looks like a lot of work but it will be worth it. Where are you moving to? I hope it all goes well.

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